Mahatma Gandhi Quotes....

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was an Indian activist who played a vital role in the Indian independence movement against British rule. He was born in Porbandar, Gujarat into a Hindu Modh family. Gandhi led India in non-violent movements for civil rights and freedom. In India, he is also known as Mahatma Gandhi and Bapu.

Gandhi managed to complete his law education in London and earned a barrister’s degree. Soon after coming back to India, he realized that his barrister’s degree was not a guarantee of a lucrative career. After initial failed attempts at establishing a law practice, he accepted an offer of one year contract as a lawyer from an Indian firm in Natal, South Africa.

Despite arriving on a year contract, he spent the next 21 years living in South Africa. Gandhi quickly exposed to the racial discrimination practiced in South Africa. He continuously attempted to fight segregation and other local issues at all levels there. After his return to India in 1915, he was introduced to several problems that Indians were facing under British rule. He came forward to lead India in its freedom fighting movements in a non-violent way. He was imprisoned too, upon many occasions, but he continued challenging the British rule in India.

He led many movements for civil rights and freedom in India, some of the major ones are Dandi Salt March,  Quit India movement and Non-cooperation movement. For his vital role in achieving Swarajya (self-rule) in India, he is considered as the “Father of the Nation”.

Just after few months of India’s Independence, on January 30, 1948, being disappointed by some of Gandhi’s decisions, Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, assassinated Gandhi by firing three bullets into his chest.

2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. –Mahatma Gandhi

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is a full victory.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is a full victory.

- Mahatma Gandhi
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.

It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Change yourself – you are in control.

Change yourself – you are in control.

- Mahatma Gandhi
I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.

I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward.

Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave.

- Mahatma Gandhi
I offer you peace.... I offer you love....

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.

- Mahatma Gandhi
I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian

I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Where love is, there God is also.

Where love is, there God is also.

- Mahatma Gandhi
A man of truth must also be a man of care.

A man of truth must also be a man of care.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith.

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service ...

Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The essence of all religions is one.

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society

The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The good man is the friend of all living things.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

- Mahatma Gandhi
My religion is based on truth and non-violence.

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing him.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs....

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart...

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Do or Die.

Do or Die.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Truth is one, paths are many.

Truth is one, paths are many.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The future depends on what you do today.

The future depends on what you do today.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

- Mahatma Gandhi
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.

- Mahatma Gandhi
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.

- Mahatma Gandhi
In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

- Mahatma Gandhi
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

- Mahatma Gandhi
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love...

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

- Mahatma Gandhi
The enemy is fear.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Strength does not come from physical capacity

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Truth is by nature self-evident...

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

- Mahatma Gandhi
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you...

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Nobody can hurt me without my permission

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

- Mahatma Gandhi
You must not lose faith in humanity...

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Service without humility is selfishness and egotism

Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Where there is love there is life.

Where there is love there is life.

- Mahatma Gandhi